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Abducted Travellers on Sagamu-Ijebu-Ode Expressway Regain Freedom

Four travellers abducted on Sunday along the Sagamu-Ijebu-Ode expressway have been freed, according to the Ogun State Police Command.

SP Omolola Odutola, the command’s spokesperson, confirmed the release in a statement on Wednesday. The rescue, carried out by the state police’s anti-kidnapping team, took place along the Ogere axis of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. The freed individuals include Mr. Ola and three Indian nationals.

“Mr. Ola, Pujan, and two other Indians whose names are yet unknown have regained their freedom along Ogere inward Lagos-Ibadan Expressway,” Odutola stated. “Efforts are ongoing to arrest the fleeing suspects.”

The Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alamutu, had directed the anti-kidnapping unit to launch a manhunt for the gunmen responsible for the abduction. The travellers were reportedly ambushed by the attackers between the Sagamu Area Command and Ilisan township.

Wemmy Osude, Chairman of the Ilisan Development Council, noted that other victims were also taken into the bush by the kidnappers. The police continue to search for the remaining hostages and the culprits behind the incident.

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